Androsace sarmentosa

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Androsace sarmentosa
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Flowers of Androsace sarmentosa at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
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Plants of Androsace sarmentosa at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Androsace
Species:
A. sarmentosa
Binomial name
Androsace sarmentosa
Wall.
Synonyms
  • Androsace chumbyi Pax & R. Knuth
  • Androsace dubyi (Dergnac) N.P. Balakr.
  • Androsace sarmentosa var. chumbyi auct.
  • Androsace sarmentosa var. duby Dergnac
  • Primula sarmentosa Kuntze
  • Primula sarmentosa (Wall.) Bennet & Raizada

Androsace sarmentosa, the rock jasmine, is a perennial plant in the family Primulaceae.

Description[edit]

Androsace sarmentosa can reach about 30 centimetres (12 in) in diameter. This plant forms deep-green evergreen compact rosettes of elliptic-oblanceolate leaves, 1–3 centimetres (0.39–1.18 in) in width, covered with short white hairs. Flowers are bright pink to purple with a yellow centre, 7–9 millimetres (0.28–0.35 in) in diameter, with umbels 4–10 millimetres (0.16–0.39 in) tall. They bloom from June to August.

Distribution[edit]

This species is present in the Central Asia, from Kashmir through western China.

Habitat[edit]

Rock Jasmine prefers mixed forests, rocky slopes and open woodland, at an elevation 2,700–4,000 metres (8,900–13,100 ft) above sea level.

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